So over the last month, we were noticing more and more gnats in our apartment. We’ve never really had a problem with gnats before, or any sort of pest, because we keep a clean home and take the garbage out whenever it gets over 3/4 full. Eventually it got so bad it seemed like they were constantly dive bombing our evening meals (had to dump a couple of glasses when the little kamikazes managed to hit their mark). On a hunch, I dig out an old empty soylent pouch, look inside… and it’s a horror show!
Every empty pouch was host to a colony of gnats and maggots. Some of the oil bottles too, even though I had closed them up! So gross. It must be the combination of all those raw nutrients plus the fact that we aren’t filling up and taking out the garbage as often.
So, now we’re making sure to close the oil bottles, place them in the pouch, squeeze the air out of the pouch, and then reseal the pouch before putting them in the garbage. Seems to be working so far this week. Combined with taking the colonies out to the bins, the entire last generation seems to have died off from starvation.